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Chamberlain, Valentine to his Friends, March 4, 1863- Fernandina, Fla. (TRANSCRIPTION ONLY)

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Chamberlain, Valentine to his Friends, March 4, 1863- Fernandina, Fla. (TRANSCRIPTION ONLY)
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Chamberlain, Valentine
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Civil War
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United States of America -- Florida -- Fernandina

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University of Florida
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Camp 7th C.V. [Connecticut Volunteers] Fernandina, March 4, 1863*


My dear Friends,

I suppose Congress will rise today and a schooner starts for the Head, so I will write you
a line. For your information and I am glad to believe your satisfaction I can say that I am
in first rate health.

We are beginning to have warm weather and mosquitoes. Gardens are looking up.
Today however is quite like a March day at home- We are very busy just now or have
just been on our muster-rolls. We have not been paid for 6 months but we hear the
Paymasters are at the Head.

We received the cheering news last night that the Nashville had been taken. Day before
yesterday I received a letter from Father and one from Cornelia- The last of the 14th. I
was more than pleased with both of them.

Father, you hit upon the right idea. I want to know just what facts and incidents as you
stated. Write often. Has the side walk been laid up either Orchard or Pearl Streets?
Have you bought a buggy yet? If not buy one for me when I send my next pay home-
Perhaps a top carriage would suit you still better, if so get it. Now I mean what I say-
What money I get I am anxious to have you use, at least to a considerable extent- and
that extent only limited by yourself- You have often given up comforts for my benefit,
or supposed benefit, and now that I have some money I want to have it buy as many
comforts for you as possible.

I would send you our papers but it is difficult to obtain them here.

We are having a very pleasant time here- Nine of our officers have their wives here-
Saturday night we gave Major Rodman a surprise party. It was the first night of his
keeping house.

The news from the Head you get as soon or sooner than we- so I will not write about
that. In fact I believe there is not much to write about except the taking of Nashville and
of that we have no particulars.

Write often
Love to all
Valentine


Note: The University of Florida has only a transcription of this letter. The transcription
is not ascribed.




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Camp 7th C.V. [Connecticut Volunt eers] Fernandina, March 4, 1863* My dear Friends, I suppose Congress will rise today and a schoone r starts for the Head, so I will write you a line. For your information and I am glad to believe your satisfacti on I can say that I am in first rate health. We are beginning to have warm weather and mosquitoes. Gardens are looking up. Today however is quite like a March day at home— We are very busy just now or have just been on our muster-rolls. We have not been paid for 6 months but we hear the Paymasters are at the Head. We received the cheering news last night that the Nashville had been taken. Day before yesterday I received a letter from Father and one from Cornelia— The last of the 14th. I was more than pleased with both of them. Father, you hit upon the right idea. I want to know just what facts and incidents as you stated. Write often. Has the side walk been laid up either Orchard or Pearl Streets? Have you bought a buggy yet? If not buy one for me when I send my next pay home— Perhaps a top carriage would suit you still better, if so get it Now I mean what I say— What money I get I am anxious to have you us e, at least to a cons iderable extent— and that extent only limited by yourself— You have often given up comforts for my benefit, or supposed benefit, and now that I have so me money I want to have it buy as many comforts for you as possible. I would send you our papers but it is difficult to obtain them here. We are having a very pleasant time here— Nine of our officers have their wives here— Saturday night we gave Major Rodman a surp rise party. It was th e first night of his keeping house. The news from the Head you get as soon or sooner than we— so I will not write about that. In fact I believe there is not much to write about ex cept the taking of Nashville and of that we have no particulars. Write often Love to all Valentine Note: The University of Florida has only a tran scription of this letter. The transcription is not ascribed.